Monday, 16 June 2008

Bill Bailey

One of the funniest blokes around... and he was the guest on Desert Island Discs on Radio4 last week.

If you're not familiar with Bill, Black Books, Spaced, QI and Nevermind the Buzzcocks will help you out of your dark days!

Check out Bill's website too. The faster html site is good and the flash-rich site is supremely silly - the choice is yours!

Bill doesn't really rely on the old punchline too much and I suppose that is a pretty thin link for the Illustration Friday topic this week.

This is a quick digital caricature done in photoshop - I'm not sure whether it's worth finishing or not.


thefridayfrog said...

absolutely! his eyes, that swimmy blue...wonnderful! i think it's great just at this level, too, kev! i lik how his hair just bleeds out to the white. keeps us dead-on those eyes. and i DO know the buzzcocks, very cool band! :))

Moyse said...

Definitely worth finishing, great likeness and expression. He's also one of my favourites, I've never thought of visiting his website, thanks for the link!

Phil said...

Spot on.

matt dawson said...

kev this is great!!! It's a beard with an idiot attached as Bernard would say. Or you could describe him as a "milk fed gimp!" Really really nice work!

Connie said...

Great 'portrait'; can you have your cake and eat it to, keep this version and finish another. I like this 'unfinished' look.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Cool pic of Bill !! :)